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east bureau ahead. >>> it is no mystery she killed her lover but jodi arias say it was self-defense. prosecutors say she planned the brutal murder all along. could the mystery in the death penalty trial really lie what she did with two gas cans. our legal pan fell -- panel takes a closer look coming up. . . and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy. we've shared what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. bp's also committed to america. we support nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. jenna: well breaking now, dramatic new developments as syria's civil war rages on. a top rebel commander is the target of an attack. the former syrian air force colonel who defected and found the free syrian army was reportedly seriously wounded. this is just hours of a the leader of the syrian national coalition resigned. what do all the moves mean? conor powell is live in jerusalem
to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense. to all the men and women of the united states armed forces now and in the middle east, the piece of a troubled world and the hopes of an oppressed people now depend on you. host: from the wall street journal, they report this -- host: the washington post front page has the story -- host: the los angeles has -- times has this headline -- host: the boston globe -- host: billy in arkansas, iraq veteran. caller: good morning. i just want to make a brief comments. i was one of the soldiers who was one of the first to go into iraq in 2003. there wereieve weapons of mass destruction anorak -- in iraq. obviously, he has plenty of time to get those weapons out of there. the other comments i would like to make is, when we are talking about veterans who returned from war, there is a great discrimination that is seldom talked about in the military. that is the discrimination of a reservist and an active-duty guy. guys a national guard going to combat. when you return home, you are treated differently. needs aonal guard r
to tell them what self-defense firearms to own. >> mayor bloomberg promotes gun control that include as $12 million tv ad campaigning the mayors against illegal guns. here's part of their new ad. >> i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> meanwhile, crowds are already lining up outside the supreme court ahead of two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage. on tuesday, the high court will begin to hear challenges against proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. >>> president obama is back home in the u.s. he was in israel, the west bank, and jordan. >>> secretary of state john kerry remains in the middle east including meeting with benjamin netanyahu. he urged iraqi leaders to overcome sectarian that threatens the stability. let's go to kristen welker. what is the president saying about the trip to the middle east? how are they characterizing this trip? >> reporter: hi, alex. officials believe he set out to do. he also reaffirmed the united states' commitment to the israeli
defense of marriage act. the same-sex marriage act is on tuesday. c-span television and radio coverage begins tuesday at one in the afternoon and c-span.org, as soon as the audio is released among this argument will re-air on c-span at 8 p.m. eastern time. on wednesday, c-span tv and radio coverage begins at 2 p.m., and on c-span or, as soon as the audio is released and the argument re-airs on c-span, it will be at 8 p.m. if you want to find out more details about our coverage about what is happening in the supreme court next tuesday and wednesday, go to our website, c- span.org. we will continue our conversation regarding the third anniversary of the affordable care act with jeff in brooklyn, michigan. our democrat line. caller: i think the biggest problem with obamacare, enough people don't know what is going on with that yet. because i have epilepsy and it has been hard for me me to get insurance so far. the more people realize the benefits of it, the more positive it will get. host: what is it about it right now that you don't understand or would like to see more information about?
national defense. even more so than the president's budget that he submitted last year. so while we're increasing spending on things that would drain our economy and deprive our children of obtaining jobs, we're compromising the very defense of our nation. and when does it balance? never. mr. chairman, i reject this budget and urge you to vote no. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself 30 seconds just before i yield to the gentlelady from the virgin islands. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for 30 second. mr. scott: the gentleman just complained about the obamacare taxes. what he didn't say is that the republican budget keeps all the taxes. they just repeal the benefits. the republican budget also does not cancel the sequester. the sequester is estimated to cost 700,000 to two million jobs. it does not cancel the sequester. in fact, they have additional cuts that would even add to those job losses. mr. chairman, i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from the virgin islands. the chair: th
that show about president obama's real instincts. is he going to war with iran in defense of a country -- that is what netanyahu has to worry about. if to publicly treat netanyahu that way it weakens his opposition in middle east because the allies see how we treat the main allies and discourages allies. >> sean: if you are netanyahu and i see obama giving f-16s, tanks, $1.5 billion to the former head of the muslim brotherhood, mohammed morsi who think the israelis are descendants of apes and pigs, i know what i would be thinking? >> we can control with the egyptian military. >> sean: the military leadership has been changed by morsi. his puppets are in charge? >> we can control it but no rationale for a pegs and morsi the fact is things he has said insults he has toward the israelis and jews and whole attitude, all of that. it goes back to when we threw mubarak under the buses. >> sean: and what happened to the arab spring it was an arab nightmare. i was on the air every night. ambassador bolton were there. there were v some of us and article said i was muslim brotherhood obsessed. ho
the defense witness who claimed jodi arias suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. >>> the feds are reportedly set to alie fliers fliers to use elc devices during takeoff landing. doesn't that crash the plane? good grief these tsa people. >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, amanda knox is witnessing to find out if she will have to go back to court. today prosecutors argued that -- to italy's supreme court that amanda knox should face a new trial. in 2007 she was studying abroad when her british roommate turned up dead. prosecutors say she and her ex-boyfriend slit the victim's throat, part of some twisted game. the jury sentence amanda knox to 26 years but an appeals court tossed the verdict. it blamed the original trial and blasted it, saying cops never found the murder weapon and called the dna evidence faulty. amanda knox walked free from an italian prison and went to seattle. now a court could decide this legal saga could start again. >> trace gallagher with the news. what happened at the hearing? >> we're told the hearing lasted five hours, and now we're being told
are talking about a friend of mine asking how he's doing. compared what? the department of defense, we love them. they were stood up 65 years ago. they have not passed a clean financial audit. here we are an agency ten years complex knocking on the door. seat good sample so you can get it done for the brothers and sisters at dod. the secretary is committed to getting it done for them too. the when -- dhs was stood up ten years ago. there was no framework for accountability. there was also no guidance on which responsibilities with headquarter, which responsibility lay with the various component that make up the department, whatever that kind of environment, -- whatever the kind of environment exists in government a lot of wasteful spending and ine fresh sei. there was. the department made clear who was in charge of what. the new or disciplined environment will better enable the -- ensure that all of the operate more cohe'sive and effective agency. they used to have a dismal record when it came to contracts without competition. the departmental leadership has been aggressive in turning the r
as a defense of joe paterno is misguided and inappropriate. >> wow. i suspect penn state's not very happy about any of this coming up again either. >> that's right. we actually heard from one of the victims' attorneys this morning. i spoke to a child advocate and penn state issued a statement and said all three of them said the same thing, this is reopening wounds for these assault victims who are trying to move forward. child advocate said if we learn anything from this this morning, it's that these people never really completely heal because this stuff is constantly being brought back up. >> sarah ganim reporting live for us this morning. thanks. >>> up next, talk back question this morning. can new york city mayor michael bloomberg buy gun control? facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carol cnn. but what we'd rather be making are tee times. tee times are the official start of what we love to do. the time for shots we'd rather forget, and the ones we'll talk about forever. in michigan long days, relaxing weather and more than 800 pristine courses make for the perfect tee time. because being abl
. tracy: we have a former nfl quarterback in the rare position of playing defense. group bledsoe fighting for the right to send alcohol to his friends. he will explain that coming up. ashley: first, time for stocks now. let's head back to the floor of the new york stock exchange. down 100 points now. nicole: very interesting to watch what is going on on wall street. the idea that cyprus is on its way to a bailout and a plan with the euro zone only to see the market turned around and turned into the red. we are down about 110 points on the dow jones industrials. bank stocks turned into the red and worried about contagion in europe, you have a very strong dollar today. worries that other countries may follow with this bank restructure. let's take a look at another story. increasing the focus on nondegree courses. you can see the stock is up about 9%. it did blow past the analyst estimates. i solve that corinthians had an up arrow. devry was actually actually pulling back some. ashley: lots to talk about. thank you so much, nicole. tracy: cyprus reaching a last minute deal. a lot of people n
atcludes the sequester level. there is flex ability for the military, department of defense and a few other areas that allow money to be moved to areas of greater priority. the house republicans passed to that thest year so across-the-board cuts did not occur in the way they have occurred. we felt there was much greater flexibility. we need to be wiser about this. we need to get the economy rolling again. and across-the-board cut is not the wisest way to do that. we did not get corroboration from the senate or the president. host: when it comes to the budget, which begins october 1, are there cuts to government spending in the ryan budget? guest: that is one of the great myths. people on the other side say you're slashing and burning. the fact of the matter is, this is the path we are on now. is theleft of that amount of debt the government has held since world war ii in the gray. you come up to where the rant -- red and green begin, that is the current path we are on. we are destined to take more and more and more debt on as a country, unless we change things. the green line is our budget,
. they will take up the defense of marriage act. both laws ban same-sex marriage. a decision will not come until later this year. >>> "the new york times" had a really interesting article saying a lot of the people in line are paid place holders in that line. >> i wouldn't be surprised. >> i think there are 50 seats people are dying to get their hands on. >>> $13 billion deal in place to bail out cyprus. the european union agreeing to rescue the island nation from economic collapse. the plan shrinks cyprus' bloated banking system and account holders at some banks with balances over $100,000ure yoez, they could suffer heavy losses. it calls for dismantling of the popular bank of cyprus with shareholders and bond holders expectsed to be wiped out. >>> one lucky powerball winner is holding a tickets worth $338.3 more this morning. it was sold in new jersey. it is the fourth largest jackpot and powerball history. the lump sum payout, $221 million. here are the winning numbers from saturday in case you have that ticket. 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, powerball is 31. >> sigh. not me. >> sigh. not me. i lot of n
what self defense firearms to own. >> if you include that debate with the gun control discussion we just had with the congressman, there's only so much space one has to make one's argument. is bloomberg giving up some of that political capital by going after guns and sugary drinks all together, you lose some of that gravitas he needs. >> i don't believe with him on the sugary drinks campaign, but he is exactly right on the issue of gun violence. this isn't about mike bloomberg, it is about the parents of children murdered in newtown, the people that died from gun violence since newtown, gabby giffords and 80 million that support background checks, including the majority of republicans. it is not an issue of bloomberg versus nra money, it is an issue about doing what the american people want done. >> karl rove over the weekend, you have taken a listen no doubt, had this advice for democrats on gun control on nbc. let's listen. >> you want to get something done, stop scaring people. don't say we're keeping a registry of all of the guns. >> stop it. it is not scaring people. >> others
to be detained under afghan law. >>> a guided missile -- the secretary of defense ordered the cuts for the san diego based uss rents. the office also says the uss batch which will cut its current deployment short it will return to san diego next month. >>> the navies blue angels will perform their last show in key west, florida. the navy has only canceled performances in april because of sequester cuts. the air force thunder birds have canceled all performances through september. >>> deputies are working to determine what went wrong during a sky diving jump. a sky diving instructor and his student died yesterday. they were among 22 people who went up for a jump. when only 20 returned the search for the two missing men started. >>> search and rescues can dogs started this training exercise. the dogs went in search of pretend plane crash vehicles with fake blood. the point was to train volunteers for a real life emergency. >> the dog handlers, their crews would come out and locate the casualties and provide treatment and ultimately evacuation. >> organizers with the california search and rescue
to tell him what sel self-defense firearms to buy. he is so reckless on this whole gun issue. we have people all over, millions of people sending us five, ten, 15, 20 dollar checks saying, stands up to this guy that says we can only have three bullets, which is what he said. stand up to this guy that says ridiculous things like the nra wants firearms with nukes on them. it's insane. >> after weeks of bipartisan negotiations between chuck schumer and tom colburn fail to advance and john mccain is emerging as a critical player in talks to expand background checks. susan collins and dean heller could fine off on the bill after the democrats included several modifications aimed at attracting support electric the right. a recent quinnipiac poll finds the majority are in favor of background checks. senate majority leader reid said we will not include it in the package. he doesn't believe an assault weapons ban will get through. are you with what might get through? >> i would have kept the assault weapons ban in. >> you would have? >> i disagree with senator reid. i think he should have made
spring. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get ortho home defense, a special buy at just $6.88. >> when police descend on a family home and threaten to takes the kids away, the reason, because of this facebook picture because after ten-year-old boy holding a hunting license holding a new hunting rifle. gun owners are up in arms over this home invasion. >> jesse: regis giles is the website of girls just want to have guns, a sending in pictures in a message of solidarity and support for the family. regis, let he me ask you this, do you think this is a case of good people being punished for the actions of bad people? there's sandy hook hysteria and a woman in new jersey saw this facebook photo unfamiliar with the gun culture and the family ends up being trained in firearms safety ends up having their home being raided? >> yeah, absolutely. this -- i mean, this child, i believe his name is josh, he was holding a firearm completely responsibly, not pointing the barrel the of the gun at anyone, at his little brother or in his safe, it was in a safe direction and th
that echoed their respective commitment to israel's self-defense. >> mr. president, i want to thank you once again for always making clear that israel must be able to defend itself, by itself, against any threat. >> we will help to preserve israel's qualitative military edge so that israel can defend itself by itself against any threat. >> and if iran was the unspoken word in those remarks, it was the crisis in syria that brought a signal warning from the president to president assad's discredited regime. >> we have been clear that the use of chemical weapons against the syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake. the assad regime must understand that they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists. >> and the president said his administration is fully investigating those claims of chemical weapons used in syria. nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engle join us. the first question out of the gate was a robust one, asking the president about the slaughter of innocence in syria and the alleged use of chemical weapons there. the p
for the bizarre today. at one point the prosecutor asked the defense psychologist if he he had feelings for the defendant. the woman on trial for stabbing her ex-boyfriend 27 times shooting him and soliciting his throat. feelings for her? that psychologist had testified that based on his findings jody dia.o. -- arias tried to avoid thoughts and feelings and said that was one of the reasons why he diagnosed her with prost traumatic stress disorder. the prosecutor pointed out that the defendant had agreed to not one but two television interviews which aired on 48 hours. wait until you hear how that argument unfolded. >> isn't it true that she discussed feelings, conversations associated with the trauma in the 48 hours interview? >> yes. >> so, again, that speaks against what the number one, doesn't it? >> i'm sorry, i don't see it that way. >> right. you wouldn't see it that way because you have feelings for the defendant, right? >> i beg your pardon, sir. >> shepard: today mark the psychologist's sixth day on the witness stand. he testified that ptsd may explain why jody diarias may not
telling them what self defense firearms to own and he can't buy america. he is so reckless in terms of his comments on the whole gun issue. >> it is so interesting and consistent, perry, the way he is framing this issue, which is that people getting into your business. michael bloomberg is getting into your business. it is not about the issue necessarily per se, but the message from the nra is telling the rich guy to stay out of my business, right? >> exactly. they also made this argument that bloomberg is the guy trying to ban you from getting your big gulp drinks, trying to cast bloomberg as the villain, big government guy in your face. that said, on background checks and gun control, something like 90% of americans support extended background checks. he is not in the minority but in the strong majority. his money can reinforce that message. they vote on their personal beliefs and policies in their state. we are talking $12 million in 13 states, that's not that much money, sounds like a lot. one million per state won't decide how a senator votes. they decide based on what people in their
. and the other is defensive marriage act which defines marriage at a federal level. what you're going to see a lot of focus on two justices, anthony kennedy and chief justice john roberts, they see the wave developing in support of gay marriage. we have seen that developing. it's moving quickly. what they're likely to do is create the space for states to make their own decisions. look at this clue from anthony kennedy from a speech this week, a democracy should not be dependent for its decisions on a nine from a legal background have to say. >> turning to another controversial issue and that's gun control, overnight, mayor bloomberg is going to be spending $12 million in new tv ads for tougher gun law and he'll target both democrats and republicans. the assault weapons ban that president obama had pushed all but dead in the senate, even though the president is going to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expan
and don't want to toll them what self defense firearms to own. he is so reckless in terms of the comments on the gun issue. >> the senate is expected to debate gun control legislation next month after returning from the easter recess. >> john kerry made a visit to iraq sunday. he met with prime minister alaba. >> the issue is flying over iran allegedly flying over iraq to deliver stuff to syria. >> that is part of what they talked about. they talked about the local leblgss going on in iraq and of course talked about the iraq's drone in syria. secretary of state john kerry is putting pressure on iraq's president to stop forces from using the airspace to transport what he claims to be weapons and fighters in its fight against rebel forces on the ground. >> i made it very clear that for those of us engaged in an effort to see the president step down and to see a democratic process take hold with a transitional government according to the geneva commune kay for those of us engaged in that effort anything that supports president assad is problematic. >> problematic indeed. iraq however along w
formalizes a joint response to even small-scale attacks. a defense official says examples include the north sending ships into south korean waters, flying fighter jets into restricted airspace or shelling those islands like it did three years ago. the official says south korea would still conduct any initial response. >> the problem comes if north korea then retaliates in turn and you have a spiral of escalation. there is the possibility, hypothetically, that things could get so serious that we would become involved. >> retired general walter sharp commanded u.s. forces korea when the talks started on this new agreement. >> there's been a lot of work done between the republican of korea and the united states on provocation responses, what should we do if north korea does another kinetic attack? >> sharp says there's been intense planning to the right response to north korea's next provocation. >> that holds something at risk for kim jung unso he'll thing twice before another attack. >> in fact, north korea's leader kim jong-un recently threatened to wipe out south korean units on another bo
of defense and we knew when they came into the room, the situation room, when they heard the report, how the decisions were made in that white house. and we knew when people left the situation room perhaps to go to something else, i don't remember any of them just simply going to bed. what we don't know is this, this is what this congress needs to put together. we need to have a select committee, a joint committee -- excuse me, mr. speaker, we need a committee that is a committee comprised of the best individuals we can find from the relevant committees here in this congress, or any other individuals in this congress that have special expertise that raise their knowledge base and their credibility to the point where we can get the maximum report coming out of this congress, the circumstances that we have today on looking into the benghazi incident and the events that flowed from that are several committees that have part of the jurisdiction. the select committee on intelligence has part of the jurisdiction. and they have held some hearings and they have some knowledge. we don't know what
conferences with bill plante. and then a review of missle defense systems with michael o' hanlon. >> republican senator tom cobur topn to cut spending and the budget, as well as the debate over gun legislation. he has proposed 23 amendments to the current budget bill. on newsmakers, sunday at 10:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> monday night on "first ladies," called a bigamist and rachel jackson dies before taken office. hostess.elson is the ingleton van buren is hostens for her father. now i look at hurricane sandy recovery efforts with testimony from fema administrator of craig craig fugate, house secretary shaun donovan, and jo-ellen darcy. security hearing -- this homeland's security committee meeting is just over two hours. >> will come to order. thank you all. it is very nice to see you. thank you to our witnesses for joining us today. it is an important hearing. it was october 29 in delaware when hurricane sandy made landfall. theimpact was particular in mitt atlantic. it was devastating and heartbreaking. new jersey, new york, parts of england were hit particularly hard.
the years, i have introduced legislation for mandatory defensive training. you had an answer to a question that i would beg to differ. you're absolutely right, my good friend is going to allow me to share his example. i thank him for his leadership. you're probably right, that the airplane would not go down. what you have is a compact area that flight attendants are dealing with passengers, and under the new laws, no doors will be opened for their release. my question to you -- i am going to leave out the manicurist at -- if i were to take my knife, and the like this to him, would he bleed? >> i assume. if you stop him? >> that is correct. >> yes. >> what we would have is either an organized a series of activities that might injure every single flight attendant that is on that plane. tking that claim almost -- and moving disaster target. we know we have energetic passengers to come to the aid of the flight attendants. as far as i'm concerned, it would be a crisis situation that would occur. i understand the logic that says my officers have more important work to do. my concern is if it cou
unmanned systems. previously worked in the office of deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear matters and the civil, environmental and engineering on rhode island and i should also note will be taking turns. senator roberts will be the first to go. we'll keep this going so this can continue. go ahead, mr. toscano. >> good morning, mr. leahy, ranking member grassy. i want to thank you for london to testify today. my organization, the association and aerial vehicles or so were world's largest to advance and that unmanned systems and robotic communities. we have been a 6300 members in the united states. industries at the forefront of the technology will not only benefit society but also the u.s. economy. earlier this month my organization released a study which found the unmanned aircraft is poised to create 70,000 new jobs in $13.6 billion of economic impact within the first three years of following integration of unmanned aircraft in the air space. however the industry understand this technology is new to most americans and their opinions formed by what they see in the news. to
, banning gay marriage in california. and the other is defensive marriage act, which defines marriage at a federal level. what i think you're going to see is a focus on two justices, anthony kennedy, the traditional swing vote on the supreme court, and chief justice john roberts. they see the wave developing in support of gay marriage. we have seen that developing. now, a majority support in the country is moving very, very quickly. they don't want to risk that. what they're likely to do is create the space for states to make their own decisions. look at this clue from anthony kennedy from a speech this month. "a democracy should not be dependent for its major decisions from nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say." try to create the space for citizens to make these decisions. >> turning to another controversial issue and that's gun control, overnight, mayor bloomberg is going to be spending $12 million in new tv ads to convince senators for tougher gun law. will that work? >> we'll see. this week we learned that that the assault weapons ban that president oba
. as the arab uprisings convulse the president viewed a missile battery of the iron dome defense system-- heavily financed by the u.s., which knocked scores of rockets from the sky during brief november war with gaza. the president's remarks heavy with allusions to millenia of jewish history in the holy land and a nod to the broad purposes of his trip. >> across this region the winds of change bring both promise and peril. so i see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our nations, to restate america's unwavering commitment to israel's security, and to speak directly to the people of israel and to your neighbors. >> warner: he was referring to another focus of this visit: to listen to what israeli and palestinian leaders say they're willing to do to revive the stalled peace process between them. later at a press conference at the prime minister's jerusalem residence, the president was asked about yesterday's possible chemical weapons attack in northern syria. mr. obama said last year that if the regime used such weapons, it would cross a red line of its
and believes they can get past the difficulty, the friction of when karzai told the secretary of defense that he believes that america is conspiring with the taliban. they believe they can get past that. they know it will not be a smooth transition but they are here to work on all of those issues, the political and security issues. they are aware and supportive of karzai's statement that he is going to start working on talks eventually with the taliban and eventually the state department officials say will be direct talks with the taliban as long as they have laid down their arms and they are not having links to al qaeda that includes the u.s. >> thank you. >>> now here's matt. >> there are new developments in the amanda knox case this morning. italy's top court is meeting to decide whether to overturn the acquittal for the killing of her roommate. >> reporter: it has been six years since this case began. seattle student amanda knox spent four years in jail, convicted of the murder and then acquitted. despite being virtually no evidence against her, they want to overturn the acquittal an
the court will hear a separate case challenging the defense of marriage act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. signed into law in 1996 by president clinton who now supports the overturning of that law. at least one of the nine on the court has a personal connection to this issue, chief justice john roberts has a cousin from san francisco who is a lesbian and reportedly wants to marry her partner. she will be in the room as roberts guest during the prop 8 arguments. so will cc cnn senior analyst jeffrey toobin who will prep us on that, the author of "the oath." jeff, thanks for being here on "the lead." you're the lead on "the lead." there are a lot of legal issues and torts. but for you this comes down to one question. >> both cases, same question -- can the government, in giving out benefits, whether it's taxes, whether it's marriage, whether it's child custody, say gay people get one set of benefits and straight people get another? can gay people get less? those are really the questions in both cases, and the court has never really answered that question cle
to the automatic defense cuts. listen. >> it's just not appropriate, mr. president, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. these men and women were training there at hawthorne, with the sequester it's going to cut the stuff back and i just, i just hope everyone understands sacrifices, sacrifices made by our military. they are significant. charles: and that's shameful. harrison ford of all people also sounding the alarm. the actor, oh, and pilot says, quote, accidents are going to happen when the f.a.a. closing air traffic controo towers. we'll play the sound from harrison ford and we also have several more examples of maximum pain cuts at the top of the hour. meanwhile, president obama landing in israel today, his first trip there as president. he's going to meet with israeli leadners jeruselem and trying to make progress in restarting the middle east peace process. no matter what happens, president obama seems to be getting happy to be getting away, listen to him on the tarmac. >> and-- ♪ >> cyprus rejected terms of the eu bailout and no taxes on bank accounts and now
or if it will even be on her new album. fans have jumped to her defense and say those lyrics are nothing more than typical hip-hop bravado. >> mara thank you. matt. >>> natalie, thanks very much. it's friday and we have a special edition of "what's new, what's up, what's in" to get you ready for the first weekend of spring. we're going to get started with what's now in the world of entertainment. joe levy is the editor of billboard magazine. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> the croods are coming into theaters. >> this is an animated movie from dreamworks, it's 3-d. it tells the story about a prehistoric family who wanted to be safe in their cave but their rebellious daughter wants to go out and explore. >> and is this for adults and children? >> this is really a kids film. adults will like the way it looks. frankly they spent a lot of time getting the 3-d animation right. you might wish they spent a little more time on the story because it's kind of familiar. >> tina pee tina fey and paul r new movie. >> this movie is a little more serious and a little more substance than the silliness you
who was the defense secretary, he never asked rumsfeld or powell for sort of their bottom line recommendations. so i asked president bush why. why didn't you ask them? the true experts on war in iran and iraq. and he said, i know what they thought. now, as richard haass points out, how do you find out what somebody really thinks? you call them in and you sit them down and say this is -- they never had that discussion. the discussion, for instance, with powell was bush and powell and bush saying i've decided to go to war and this was in couple of months before the war started and powell was quite surprised to say the least. >> to say the least. seems to me, mika, the first people you want to go to before you make a huge decision like this are the people who disagree with you. >> well, yes. usually you do. look, i think there are some clear questions as to what happened before we even got there. and now ten years later, we look at the ramifications of what we've done there. and if it necessarily was in terms of keeping the balance and the entire region in an area that is safe for
hegel, the department of defense, probably even more push back from republicans on that nomination. he is in the pentagon. adam: thank you very much. tracy: grandstanding. i don't know. well, a quarter till. we have to go back to the new york stock exchange. nicole petallides standing by. talk about a market that cannot make its mind that. >> reporter: and look at that. back in the green once again erasing all those symptoms from china, end squeezing of some green. you will keep an eye going into the closing bell. that's take a look also in the beverage world. a big deal under way. some antitrust regulation concern. now you have anheuser-busch asking the court to delay. as they try and halt settlement talks. they are embroiled in battle. the consolation, which is an all-time high today, the distributor. so they are all intertwined. the fact that it is still on the table listed news. tracy: will see you at the top of the art. adam: the money grab to market it perished? ended above thomas says yes. tracy: next. tracy: first was a delegate some of the winners and losers. up over 4%. your
assistance to egypt and increase funding for an east coast missile defense shield. two weeks ago the secretary of state announced that he had freed up an additional $250 million in unconditional economic support funds for the government of egypt. this was in the midst of the sequester at the same time the american people were told there were insufficient funds to pay for police officers and firefighters and teachers and even white house tours. all of us are concerned about the situation in egypt, a nation that among other things has repeatedly turned a blind eye to the abuse of women and to the persecution of christians. last week the european union threatened to hold its $5 billion euro pledge of economic aid to egypt absent meaningful reforms. we should do at least as well as the e.u. this amendment would reduce in an unspecified amount the foreign aid to egypt and allow that money to be put to vital national security ends here at home, namely missile defense. i ask that the amendment be adopted. mrs. murray: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mr
medicare and saving social security, and saving the defense department, we will continue to waste $200 billion a year. and i don't know what it is. i don't know if it's -- i'm not an effective communicator, or people have other priorities, but our grandchildren are totally dependent upon us eliminating so much stupidity. and yet nobody, the appropriations committees don't want to, most of the authorizing committees don't want to, they won't do the hard work of eliminating the duplication. you know, i didn't show the housing. i showed the total amount we spend. do you realize we had paid an a housing administrator in oklahoma for two years in a town that had no homes? we cleaned it out because of lead contamination but a we kept paying the housing administrator for two years. till i found it. why are we paying this guy? there's no homes. i mean those little things multiplied by a billion times throughout government programs happen every day. and then we go tell americans we're going to raise your taxes because we won't do the hard work of oversight? we deny our oath when we do that. but
by a broken medical liability system that continues to incentivize defensive medicine, leads to a lot of wasteful spending, unnecessary tests and studies. pricewaterhouse coopers released a study showing the estimate cost of this defensive medicine is about $210 billion a year. comprehensive medical malpractice reform has been proposed by simpson-bowles and by rivlin-domenici, by other bipartisan deficit-reduction groups. it's also been examined in depth as a means for deficit reduction by the nonpartisan congressional budget office c.b.o. told us that sensible medical malpractice reform could reduce the deficit by over $62 billion over ten years. c.b.o. also points out that comprehensive reform could alleviate shortages of certain kinds of physicians around the country. the amendment provides maximum flexibility for the judiciary committee allowing the committee to determine the best way to achieve deficit reduction by reforming the current system. this flexibility includes the ability to enact reforms that would only come into effect if states fail to act. obamacare not only led to
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